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Langshaw, Johnlocked

(bap. 1725, d. 1798)
  • Arthur W. Wainwright


Langshaw, John (bap. 1725, d. 1798), organist and organ builder, was baptized at All Saints' Church, Wigan, Lancashire, on 11 July 1725, the son of John Langshaw, pewterer, and Ann Aspinall. In the 1760s he worked with John Christopher Smith, Handel's amanuensis, on a large mechanical organ for the ...

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